Beauty sleep is an elixir for your skin! Know all the benefits here

Beauty sleep is not a myth! In fact, from keeping your skin looking youthful to boosting healing abilities – there are several skin benefits of sleep.

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Sleep can revive your energy levels as well as your skin. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Anish Nagpal Published on: 17 March 2022, 16:32 pm IST
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Beauty sleep is natural, and it alludes to how our skin and body initiate to heal itself from the day. When we enter deep rest, our body enters recuperation mode and produces growth hormones. These development chemicals make new cells that assist with mending our skin from any harm done during the day. The key to a long list of skin benefits of sleep is the 7 to 9 hours of quality sleep every night.

Read what beauty sleep can do for your skin:

1. Faster healing

Having a full-night sleep helps the skin to repair and improve, rendering a fresh and bright glow to the ‘sleeping beauty’. In addition, sleep stimulates blood flow to the skin surrounding the face, giving that healthy glowing skin the following day.

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Sleep more is a better way to improve your skin health. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

2. Fewer wrinkles

The repair process activated during the snoozing hours is to make new collagen that prevents skin sagging. Good sleep is directly related to more collagen resulting in the skin being more plumper and lesser notable lines of wrinkles.

3. Bright sparkling eyes

Sleep-deprived eyes tend to look puffy and develop dark circles, stealing the spotlight from your face. You encounter puffy eyes as fluid collects all around them and make them look swollen when your head lies flat on the bed. Less sleep is the main culprit for puffy eyes and dark circles. Dark circles are also passed in the family gene, and sleep deprivation worsens it further. To counter this, keep yourself well hydrated and elevate your head slightly higher than your body to ease out the swelling.

4. A healthier and happier mood

A massive mountain of research shows that a night of good quality sleep is essential for a healthy body and mind. Though you may seem fine with your daily chores, the world out there is sure to notice the dull soggy energy-deprived version of yours. When short on sleep, the edges of your face tend to droop down, impairing a sad and subtle expression, making you look exhausted. Conversely, well-rested people seemed healthier, less tired and more attractive.

5. Reduced breakouts

More sleep leads to more clear skin. But on the other hand, lack of quality sleep can prompt stress, which causes pimples and zits, even in grown-ups. So, it is a common thing especially with young adolescents who sleep less. However, breakouts and zits are also caused due to some hormonal imbalance.

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A good night’s sleep can keep your skin radiant. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

6. Products work better

Your skin can concentrate on fixing itself while you snore away the night since it isn’t safeguarding itself from the sun and free radicals from the atmosphere. The blood circulation is more regulated at night and this further assists your skin with profiting from the tissue repairing ingredients in your beauty products. Drinking plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated overnight and applying a moisturiser at night is recommended as skin tends to become drier during the night than the day.

Even the ‘Sleeping Beauty’ from the fairy tales witnessed the magic of sleep that kept her beautiful and charismatic for an extended period until her prince arrived. So, it’s your turn to sleep well and keep your skin radiant and healthy!

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